Press Release -Terrorist attack, New Zealand mosques


Pickering Islamic Centre
March 15, 2019
Press Release

Pickering Islamic Centre is shocked and dismayed at this carefully planned terrorist attack targeting the Friday congregation at the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand. 

We condemn this despicable act where 49 worshippers were mowed down just because of their faith. For Canadians, it’s a sad and a devastating reminder when 6 worshippers were brutally killed and several injured in a Quebec mosque two years ago.

The rising tide of Islamophobia and the extreme right-wing violence is quite unsettling even at the most peaceful and diverse places in the world. 

Islamophobia is the new anti-Semitism. We must stop Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and all other forms of bigotry by raising our voices against any such discourse that encourages murderous ideology.  
We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and the people of New Zealand.
Javed Akbar
Director media relations
Pickering Islamic Centre